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Experienced Window Cleaner needed

By saltireblue    
As our current window cleaner has taken on other important responsibilities within our organization,(been promoted and now has his own broom) we need to appoint his successor.
Ladder (extending) and bucket/chamois leather provided.
Hours: the hours of daylight.
Opportunities: For the right candidate, the prospect of promotion and exclusive use of own bucket.
We offer a fine view from the top floor windows.

Well, I took this week off work to have a real good break after the hectic lead-up to Christmas. Felt well drained and looked forward to a relaxing week of getting out there and playing with the new toy I got from mrs. salty for xmas (the 7D).

That was the intention. The reality was a xmas weekend full of frozen fog and non-stop sleet, followed by swollen glands in the throat and a full-blown version of the 'flu. So I haven't pointed the 7D in anger at anything yet, but can quote the Users Manual verbatim.
Hence my somewhat rude click 'n' runs on the few occasions I have been on here recently.

The positive is that mrs. salty loves the Kindle I bought her for xmas (as well as the new mobile phone and laptop), so she is dead chuffed and I have acquired many, mnay brownie points.Wink

All the best for the New Year celebrations (apart from our NZ and Oz friends who have already done it).
I am off to continue the Famous cold & 'flu treatment (deliberate capital 'F')Wink

Will try to get some sensible commentating done before the Famous cure kicks in.

All the very best,


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SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
31 Dec 2011 1:46PM
The trouble is nowadays that those of us lucky enough to be given super-duper presents like wot you and Mrs Salty have got is that it takes forever to learn how to use them. Looks like you've both got your work cut out, but in a nice way.
Hope you feel better soon and a happy 2012.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
31 Dec 2011 1:56PM
I would not want the job of washing all those windows, it would be never ending. A super image with great reflections. Love all your presents, would have liked any of them. All the best for the New Year.........Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 2:00PM
But are brownie points any good against man flu??
Hope you're feeling better soon, although your humour doesn't seem diminished. Have fun with your new toy asap.
A happy, healthy New Year to you both!
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
31 Dec 2011 2:28PM
A fine to finish off the year with, Malc: hope you yet over the flu quickly and get out there with your new toy, weather permitting.
My best wishes to you and your's for the New Year.
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 2:52PM
I would have thought that after a century of development the good old automotive windscreen wiper would have been up to the job of coping with a magnificent set of windows such as this. Of course, you would need one wiper or pair of wipers per pane, but that would probably still be more cost-effective (nearly typed 'cheaper') than employing a new window cleaner with or without individual bucket, chamois, mop etc. Though the extending ladder would doubtless still be required, for installation and maintenance of said wiper/s and their blades.

The bus we were on the other day even had wipers that delivered water from the washer bottle to the same bit of glass that the wiper was wiping, unlike the current motor-car trend for spray-it-and-hope followed by four wipes of the wipers - to clean and dry the screen - and, after an interval of ten seconds, a final dry wipe to spread another layer of rubber over the glass so the whole process can begin again . . . .

But I digress . . . Christmas here was very quiet apart from the shock of sneezing and the rasp of coughing; not that the clicking of camera shutters was in any way drowned out as no shutter actually clicked. MrsW and I allowed each other 20 each and an hour in Newcastle to spend it on the other; despite the common cold I had eaten most of my presents by the end of Boxing Day Smile But I now have a Kindle, too, courtesy of our daughter, so I no longer need the pile of cardboard slips that I have gathered over the years for use as bookmarks in real books; although it is much easier to write notes on cardboard slips than on the back of a Kindle.

Have I just digressed again? I meant to say that the light and the consequent reflections in this photograph are quite outstanding.

You will enjoy the 7D even more when the opportunity to use it arises.

Have a wonderful, peaceful and fruitful New Year!!!!!

franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 3:03PM
I struggle cleaning my front room window! Smile

Best wishes to you and your family for the new year!

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
31 Dec 2011 4:11PM
Gee--- I hope you will be better before I celebrate the whatsist--

A gorgeous window with tons of possibilities btw!
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 4:16PM
Man flu is a real problem Malc - thankfully your better half seems to have escaped it - cleaning windows is another issue altogether !!!
Here's wishing you a healthier New Year and many thanks for your encouragement and humour in the one that is just about past its sell by date Wink
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 4:22PM
big smile here ...... thankyou
heh and the piccy is quite good too....Wink
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 4:27PM
A great image and an even better write-up! Sorry about the man flu but hope you're on the road to recovery now. Best wishes to you and Mrs S for 2012!
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
31 Dec 2011 5:38PM
'Superb & artistically-inclined composition,' Malc, in this wonderful & interesting image~

Happy to hear that You are 'over you Flu episode,' & will now have a "chance to Play," with your "new Canon 7D Toy"!" Appreciate your continued support of my work, during the Year~

"Wishing You & your's, 'All the Best, For The New Year 2012'~~~" Smile

Cheers~ Peter
31 Dec 2011 5:39PM
Great image Malc, glad I don't have to clean all them windows !

Wishing you all the very best for 2012
(And thank you for your support this past year)

Suehh 14 39 6 England
31 Dec 2011 6:44PM
First things first! Love the reflections here. Sorry to have missed so many images but you know how real life gets in the way sometimes.

Secondly, I hope your glands are smaller nowWink

Thirdly, thank you so much for your wonderful sense of humour and for making me giggle so many times.

Lastly, and most importantly, I wish you only joyous happenings in 2012. x
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 8:18PM
Just love this image Malc, and thinking of apply for the position...need a changeSmile
The colours captured are brilliant, what a 7D?..not a D60!!
I looked and looked at both and the write ups and peoples thoughts won me over to the D60
with a splendid EF-S15-85mm lensWink but need some sunshine to play now...
Hope the New Year is all you and Mrs Salty ask of it...enjoy each other's company
When do I apply? and where?
almost forgot...hope that you feel better soon
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 8:23PM
thanks for the job offer, I don't think I will apply.... even though as you say the views are spectacular. My word you have had a nice sack load of goodies off Santa....... look forward to the results of the 7d, which I dream of owning..... Happy new year to you and mrs Salty

Linda x
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
1 Jan 2012 12:12AM
A fabulous shot, Malc! Wonderful reflections!
I hope the cure is the whiskey-lemon juice-honey-cinnamon one - oh yes, and a bit of hot water to mix it up!
Did Mrs. Salty get the Kindle Fire? I am in love with it. And now I hear they are coming out with an 8.5 inch one in 6 months and a 10.1 inch one later.
Happy New Year and feel better!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
1 Jan 2012 4:11PM
Hope you're soon feeling better, Malc - not a good start to the New Year, but hope the rest of it's better for you Wink
Great shot here, whoever gets the job certainly isn't going to short of work!
Trev Smile
Rock 19 10 2 England
1 Jan 2012 6:23PM
Get better my Lad and put your new toy to work !

Grand shot !

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 9:07PM
I have no experience, and hate cleaning windows, but can recommend a man who does. Love those reflections.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
2 Jan 2012 6:44PM
Those windows look a real challenge for any potential applicants, I think you'd be hard pressed to get them all cleaned in daylight hours during the winter!
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
2 Jan 2012 7:44PM
Sorry to hear you got the flu - I'm told it is a particularly nasty one this year.

A great reflection shot, showing the bridge in the glass front of the building - it resembles a sailing ship.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Jan 2012 10:44AM
look forward to seeing shots from your new toy - this is fabulous Smile
3 Jan 2012 6:29PM
Great image, love the title Malc Smile

John Smile

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